It turns out that working for Fox News isn’t too difficult; all you have to do is fake a nearly three decade CIA career and talk the right-wing talk on cue.

Longtime political correspondent for Fox News Wayne Simmons was arrested several months ago for fraudulent activity surrounded his supposed tenure in the CIA, completely fabricating his entire career history in order to gain security access and government contract work in recent years.

Simmons has appeared on Fox News frequently as a trusted source on CIA-related activities, but just like many of the opinions on Fox, it was all a fraud.

Simmons was charged in October with “making false statements, major fraud against the United States and wired fraud.” If found guilty, he faces up to 40 years for his crimes. Unfortunately, we won’t find out the fate of this falsifying fraud until mid-July.

But hopefully in the future, Fox will try just a bit harder to fully vet their trusted “no spin” politicos before allowing them to spew ignorance on the air (fat chance).

For more information, watch this Young Turks clip from back in October when the news first broke about Simmons’ not-so-admirable past.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter
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